Fidel Castro
By: Gabby Scudder

1) Profile of your leader

Fidel Castro was born near Biran, Cuba, on August 13th, 1926. 30 years later, he overthrew Cuban leader Batista, and was sworn in as Prime Minister of Cuba. After serving as Prime Minister, he eventually become the President of Cuba.He has both hurt and helped Cuba. Fortunately, it seems that he was helpful to Cuba, but harm to the United States. He transformed Cuba into a communist state, and was in change of the Cuban Missle Crisis, which was when the USSR sent nukes to Cuba. He has made Cuba one of the safest nations in Latin America. He become a symbol of communist revolution in Latin America as well. In South America, he also sent troops to help Mandela fight off the racist British. He has helped several people and groups out so much, throughout his time in power. Once he was through with being in power, after nearly 5 decades, he handed his power off to his younger brother Raul Castro, in 2008.

2) Audio/Visual/Artistic Element

  • In this video, Fidel Castro's time spent as being the Cuban Leader is shared. It gives you easy to understand information about how his 5 decades as the Leader of Cuba went, and explains some of the many great things he did while he was the Leader.

3) Creative Piece

4) Essential Question

Has Cuba benefitted or suffered under Fidel Castros' 47 year rule?